Anya Crea Vance Professional Counselor Associate
I hold a master's degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis & Clark University. I also gained my certification in ecopsychology which is a foundational aspect of my work. Ecopsychology incorporates natures into the therapeutic process and recognizes and employs the healing powers of the natural world. I also hold a bachelors degree in psychology from Oregon State University where I spent time as a raft guide and outdoor guide leading large group wilderness trips. Anya is under the supervision of Meredith Lubow, PsyD.
Individual: ages 9-65+
The core of my approach revolves around the relationship my clients and I have as we move through the therapeutic process together. I employ a person-centered perspective, relying heavily on ecopsychology, somatic approaches and neurobiology, as well as postmodern/mindfulness-based cognitive perspectives. I view people and their problems as a holistic and unique story embedded within a cultural context and social system. I believe that people can expand and construct the understanding of their reality by changing the nature of their relationships with their bodies, other people, their core selves, problems, and the environment.
In my free time I love to garden, do yoga, play with my animals, and cook.
12-14, 15-17, 18-64, 65+
Depression, Grief/Death, PTSD, Stress Management, Women’s Issues, Anxiety/Fears/Phobia/Panic Attacks, LGBTQ+, Religious/Spiritual Issues, Medical conditions, Transgender Issues, ADHD